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Articles from May 2016

Laveen District to Host Vaping Awareness Info Session

The Laveen School District will host a parent information session on Vaping/ E-Cigarette Awareness at 6:00 p.m. on November 6 at Paseo Pointe, 8800 S. 55th Avenue.

The topic will focus on educating parents about the common myths and misconceptions surrounding vaping and the use of e-cigarettes. Speakers will provide information on the evolution of these products, the dangers associated with the devices, and the chemicals inhaled during usage. The session is being presented by The Office of the Arizona Attorney General.

Middle school students are encouraged to attend with their parents/guardians. There is no charge to attend. This session is open to all Laveen families.

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Laveen Cafeterias Now Serving Afterschool Snacks

Beginning September 30, all Laveen cafeterias will serve after-school snacks to students who participate in after-school activities.

The “Super Snacks” are nutritious, quick and easy to eat, and delicious – giving students a chance to refuel before moving on to their activity. They are served at no charge through USDA’s After-school Meal Program, a component of the National School Lunch Program.

Whether students are practicing sports, receiving tutoring, participating in a club or attending Kids Club – we’ve got a meal ready for them.

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Students Enjoy Milk and Cookies with Arizona Cardinals

Two Arizona Cardinals players, Joe Walker and Dennis Gardeck, and Big Red stopped by Laveen Elementary School. The players read the book Where the Wild Things Are to the students before enjoying milk and cookies with them.

Students in Grades 1-3 who had perfect attendance the last three weeks were entered into a drawing to participate in this event. This program is sponsored by Salt River Project and Albertsons-Safeway.

View more photos on our flickr page.

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Laveen School adds three “Free Little Libraries” to campus

Laveen has added three “Free Little Libraries” to their campus this year. The libraries are located just outside the classroom buildings and are filled with books specific to a grade level band: PK-2, 3-5, and 6-8. These libraries will encourage and support literacy across all grade levels.
All three libraries are filled with books donated by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library. Laveen School was the recipient of a “book storm” grant which provided the books for the little libraries as well as other books for classroom libraries.
Community volunteer, Daniel Magos, built the three house-shaped cases over the summer. They were installed just before the start of school.
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Meet Your Teacher Night is August 1

Our annual Meet Your Teacher Night is August 1 from 5pm to 7pm at all Laveen schools. Visit your child’s classroom, meet the school staff and other families, and complete any last minute paperwork. School starts August 5.

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Immunizations Required for 11-Year-Olds Entering 6th Grade

The Arizona Department of Health Services requires that all 11-year-old children entering sixth grade obtain two adolescent vaccines, Tdap and Meningococcal (MCV4), or provide a valid exemption. These new immunizations are important as they will provide protection against serious illness.

Tdap is a combination vaccine that provides protection against three bacterial diseases — Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Whooping Cough). Meningococcal prevents against four types of bacterial meningitis.

Parents should review their child’s immunization records. If these vaccinations have not been received, the child should obtain the vaccination at either their doctor’s office or an immunization clinic. Proof of immunizations will need to be received before the student can begin school on August 6.

Students who do not have these required shots, or a valid exemption, will not be allowed to start school. Children who are not yet 11 will be required to get the new immunizations once they turn 11.

 

Photo created by Pressfoto – Freepik.com

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Now Enrolling for 2019-2020.

All Laveen schools are currently enrolling students for the 2019-20 school year. Visit any of our school offices to enroll your child.

Please bring the following documents:

  •  Proof of Residence (examples include: utility bill, rental agreement, mortgage statement, etc.)
  •  Child’s Immunization Record
  •  Child’s Original Birth Certificate (copies not accepted)
  •  Parent/Guardian’s Photo ID

Visit our registration page for more information.

Extended Enrollment Hours

On Tuesday, July 23 all Laveen schools, with the exception of Vista del Sur, will be holding extended office hours to accommodate new registrations. All school office will be open on this date from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

*Please note, Vista del Sur is an accelerated school and students must take an assessment prior to enrolling. Paseo Pointe is a dual language immersion (DLI) school. Students entering kindergarten – second grade must enroll in the DLI program (DLI will expand a grade level each year).

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Desert Meadows Preschool Now Enrolling for 2019-20

Desert Meadows is currently enrolling preschoolers for the 2019-20 school year.

This full day academics-based preschool is open to children ages 3-5 years old. Desert Meadows School’s signature program is computer science. Preschoolers are exposed to basic computer science skills, including coding, that encourages critical thinking and prepares them as they move up into the elementary level classes.

Preschool registrations must be completed in person at the Kids Club office located at Desert Meadows School. Visit our preschool page for more details including fees, requirements, and program offerings.

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